National and Regional Engagement Conferences

Engagement Scholarship Consortium

The Engagement Scholarship Consortium (ESC) is composed of higher education member institutions, a mix of state-public and private institutions. Its goal is to work collaboratively to build strong university-community partnerships anchored in the rigor of scholarship, and designed to help build community capacity.

2024 ESC Conference: October 9-10, Portland, Oregon
Preconference workshops: October 7-8

Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities is an international affiliate organization of universities in large metropolitan areas that share common understandings of their institutional missions and values. Institutions located in urban and metropolitan areas often do not fit the model of more traditional colleges and universities. CUMU was formed in 1989 by leaders of metropolitan and urban institutions who realized their unique challenges and opportunities as they looked to the future of higher education.

2024 CUMU Conference: October 20-23, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota

Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) is a membership organization that fosters a community of university leaders collectively working to advance the mission of public research universities. The associations membership consists of nearly 250 public research universities, land-grant institutions, state university systems, and affiliated organizations spanning across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, six U.S. territories, Canada, and Mexico.

2024 APLU Annual Meeting: November 10-12, Orlando, Florida

Campus Compact

Campus Compact is a national coalition of 1,000+ colleges and universities committed to the public purposes of higher education. We build democracy through civic education and community development.

2024 National Conference: April 7-10, Denver, Colorado
2024 Ohio Annual Meeting: TBA